Hip Fracture Evaluation with Alternatives of Total Hip Arthroplasty versus Hemi-Arthroplasty (HEALTH): A Multi-Centre Randomized Trial Comparing Total Hip Arthroplasty on Revision Surgery and Quality of Life in Patients with Displaced Femoral Neck F

In an elderly population undergoing treatment for displaced, femoral-neck fractures, whether a total or partial hip replacement may have similar or lower rates of revision surgery and higher functional outcome scores at 24 months is unknown. The primary objective is to determine the rates of revision surgery at 2 years in elderly subjects treated for displaced, femoral-neck fractures utilizing a total vs hemi replacement. The secondary objectives are to evaluate quality of life, function, and additional descriptors.

Study phase: N/A

Basic eligibility criteria:
Please contact the study coordinator for additional eligibility information.

Men and women aged 50 years and older diagnosed with a displaced fracture of the femoral neck as a result of a low energy fall with no additional, major trauma and who can undergo surgery within three days of being cleared for surgery.

Primary disease category: Orthopaedics, Muscle & Bone

Sponsor: McMaster University

Projected enrollment dates: May 2015 to December 2016

Official study title: Hip Fracture Evaluation with Alternatives of Total Hip Arthroplasty versus Hemi-Arthroplasty (HEALTH): A Multi-Centre Randomized Trial Comparing Total Hip Arthroplasty on Revision Surgery and Quality of Life in Patients with Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures